Lysimachia vulgaris - Yellow Loosestrife
Yellow Loosestrife is not as frequent as it used to be. For example, it was recorded at Gwithian Common in 1980 (SW54V, R.J.Murphy) but has now gone. It is a plant of marshes and ditches as well as damp areas by streams and rivers and can be found near Goonvrea (SW74E, 1993, D.T.Holyoak), near Benny Bridge (SW85I, 1998, H.M.Meredith), near Summercourt (SW85Y, 1997, H.M.Meredith), near Besowsa (SW95B, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Trenowth Wood (SW95F, 1997, M.Atkinson), at St. Dennis Junction, Goss Moor (SW95J, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), the southern half of the Redlake Meadows Reserve (SX15I, 1992, M.Atkinson) and by the Bude Canal (SS20C, 1989, M.Atkinson). It has been recorded on St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly.
Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick
French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.